Day in history for February 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A boy named Tracy, about 14, was passing through Colt's Meadow in a foot of snow when he found himself going down, down, down. He said he thought he was going to heaven or the other place, but when he stopped falling he found himself in five feet of water at the bottom of a 49-foot well.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Word was received from Washington today that Charles J. Guiteau, assassin of the late President Garfield, has been sentenced to hang on June 30 in the Washington jail.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The city council passed a resolution to present the proposition of annexing South Rock Island to the city at the coming annual election.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. H.L. Moore was reelected president of the board of directors of the Rock Island YWCA this morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A dispute over piecework prices at the John Deere Planter works has resulted in the executive board of the plant union being authorized to call a strike ''when and if it is deemed necessary.'' The union is Local 434 of the United Auto Workers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are still searching for a man who robbed the Uptown National Bank of Moline, 1601 15th St., with a fake bomb, and escaped with two bank bags containing more than $5,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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